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In the Moment: Strauss Artist Grant Bestowed on Scenic, Costume, and Puppet Designer Margaret (Margie) Jervis

The Arts Council of Fairfax County announced a $5,000 Strauss Artist Grant award to Falls Church-based theater designer Margaret (Margie) Jervis. Jervis, a Falls Church native, is the resident Scenic, Costume, and Puppet Designer for Creative Cauldron in Falls Church. She is also a Teaching Artist for their educational programs for children. “The Arts Council […]

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‘The Producers’ at Sandy Spring Theater Group

In 2001, The Producers took home 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score. Adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, the piece brilliantly captures the dark humor of Brooks’ original 1968 film. After a successful Broadway run of 2,502 performances, the musical went on to a run of 920 performances […]

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‘An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin’ at The Kennedy Center by David Friscic

If you were going to create a time capsule to preserve a glorious musical theatre partnership, you need look no further than Mandy and Patti in Concert now playing at The Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theatre. Having played variations of this concert for several years now, Patinkin and LuPone have refined their concert to emphasize their unique […]

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Sandy Spring Theatre Group Holds Dance Audition for ‘The Producers’ on Sunday, 2/23@5 pm

DANCE AUDITIONS Sunday, February 23, 2014 @ 5:00PM 1215 Connecticut Avenue, NW 4th  Washington, D.C., 20036 “THE PRODUCERS” Music and Lyrics By Mel Brooks Directed By Kristofer Kauff Presented by The Sandy Spring Theatre Group Performance Dates:  June 13 – June 29, 2014 At The Gaithersburg Arts Barn ______  AUDITION DETAILS: -Please email kris@kristoferkauff.com to reserve your spot.\ […]

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‘Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II’ at Wolf Trap by Erica Laxson

The child in all of us and actual children were delighted by Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II at Wolf Trap last night. The unique evening of classic cartoons and classical music was created and conducted by George Daugherty and performed by DC’s own National Symphony Orchestra. The evening of non-stop laughter was entertaining to both […]

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The cast of 'Madama Butterfly and Miss Saigon' at Strathmore March 10, 2013. Photo by Michelle Drumheller.

‘Madama Butterfly and Miss Saigon’ at YAA and MCYO at The Music Center at Strathmore by Miriam Urquhart

The heat was truly on in Saigon at The Music Center at Strathmore on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Madama Butterfly and Miss Saigon – a spectacular joint-production between Young Artists of America and Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras, directed by Alan Paul. The concert featured 130 musicians, singers, and soloists, including three professional opera singers who sang […]

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Carousel at Act Two @ Levine by Francine Schwartz

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Tony Award-winning Carousel is one of the most celebrated and longest running musicals in history. The production by Act Two@Levine was a good choice, providing many parts for the talented youngsters who take part in these polished productions. They are selected from local talent from many high schools and provide a launching […]

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‘Next to Normal’ at Reston Community Players by Mike Spain

Reston Community Players continued their season of strong women with the award winning musical Next to Normal. The multiple Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize- winning musical by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt has become a popular choice for theatres around the area as several productions of the show are popping up all over the DC […]

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‘Soul Encounters: Flamenco Meets Jazz’ at INTERSECTIONS at Atlas by Colleen Sproull

Watching Soul Encounters: Flamenco Meets Jazz featuring the dancers of Furia Flamenca and music performed by the jazz trio Unit Three was an enjoyable way to spend my Sunday. The fusion of flamenco and live jazz was an generous outpouring of spontaneous, sustainable energy that the crowd enthusiastically enjoyed. Unit Three includes pianist and composer […]

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‘I Too Sing America: The Life and Poetry of Langston Hughes’ at Howard University by Veronique MacRae

In celebration of the prolific poet, novelist, social activist, playwright and columnist, James Mercer Langston Hughes, a proponent of racial consciousness and cultural nationalism devoid of self-loathing, Howard University Department of Theatre Arts continues its 2012-2013 season: Reclaiming The Black Body: Identity, Discourse, and Politics with the world premiere of I Too Sing America: The […]

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‘Hexagon 2013: A Raucous Caucus’ at Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center’ by Kim Moeller

What do politics, Spandex body shapers, Washington area traffic, and colonoscopies have in common? They are all satirical targets in Hexagon 2013: A Raucous Caucus. If you’re not familiar with Hexagon, you should be. Every year the group offers what they describe as Washington’s ‘only original political, satirical musical comedy revue.’ There is high energy […]

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